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  1. I recently underwent a Mummy Makeover with Mr Allan Kalus (Plastic Surgeon) at Avenue Private Hospital in Windsor, Melbourne. Procedure involved: 1) tummy tuck with muscle repair, 2) breast augmentation, 3) liposuction. Initial consult: I found Allan to be very warm, knowledgeable, and understanding of WHY I was wanting to undertake these procedures (I just wanted to be in proportion, and repair the damage caused by 2 pregnancies). His website is extremely helpful. The open letter that he provides on there is so informative, that you pretty much know what you want before you even see him. While I was pretty confident of what I wanted when I arrived, he offered me some other alternatives that were less invasive and less expensive. This reassured me that he was interested in getting me results that I would be happy with, rather than just recommending the most expensive option. I couldn't find much in the way of reviews on line for Mr Kalus, but I decided that I wanted to make up my own mind, and have a consultation. Decision: I ultimately chose to go with Mr Kalus because he gave great advice, he has vast experience and all of the right qualifications, I really liked his personality and knew we could "work together" on this makeover. He is an advocate for saline implants, which was the only kind I was willing to consider. It was also great that he has his own Private Hospital, and a wonderful and consistent medical team (of which many have worked with him for a very long time). I liked the fact that I would be looked after by their "family". Kristina and Suzie were wonderful in answering my questions whenever they arose. They were knowledgeable, prompt and very friendly to deal with. Operation: Everything was very well organised. Meredith took me through the process, and held my hand as the anaesthetic was being administered, which was calming and reassuring. Dr Brace was my anaesthetist. He took wonderful care of me, and made me feel at ease. During the operation, he detected an abnormality in my heart beat (I do suffer from ectopic arrhythmia), and promptly sent me to have an ECG after surgery, just to ensure that it wasn't anything to be concerned about. Everything was fine, but I appreciated the extra level of care that he provided. The hospital itself is very well equipped and of high standards. The next thing I knew, I woke up in recovery. Results: I am SO HAPPY!! Mr Kalus has changed my life!! For the first time in my life, I feel feminine. My breasts are a wonderful shape and size for my frame. I used to have a bulging tummy as my muscles were separated, and I had a "baby pouch". I was in awe when I woke up to see that I had a flat stomach!! The pain has been very minimal, and the incisions are very neat. Aftercare: The wonderful Malinda has been taking great care of me, and making sure that I have been doing everything that I should be doing. She is very experienced in her field, and her personality makes the long commute to Melbourne worthwhile. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Melbourne area, I would strongly recommend Mr Allan Kalus and his wonderful team. Just book a consultation and see for yourself. You have to go with what you feel is right for you. I am so glad that I trusted my gut instinct.
  2. Has anybody here had surgery preformed by Dr Julie Lawrence at the brighton day surgery or norlunga hospital in adelaide?I am Most interested in hearing from anyone whos had a tummy tuck by her as thats what I"m getting, but also Ba's and thigh/butt lifts. I would love to see some of her work. Thanks heaps sooki xo
  3. Hi All. Well I finally had my tummy tuck yesterday so will start to write about my experience. Not sure if I make it all in one go becos I get tired & typing on an iPhone is annoying. So here goes: Day 1: Had to be at the hospital by 10. Surgery was scheduled for 11. But my surgeon fell behind. Anyway by about 12.30 I got called in to prep, my awesome surgeon came & had a chat. I was surprisingly calm. He got his texter out & marked where my scar will be. Talked to me about pain relief & asked if I would like a catheter afterwards so I wouldn't have to strain myself using a bedpan. Yes please! He then took photos of my tummy & said my tummy muscles were pretty bad... "You look about 5 months pregnant" he said. Yeah helloooo that's why I'm here! Hee hee. He said be prepared for quite a bit of pain because of that. The anethesist came too, talked to me about my history etc.. Anyway I was put to sleep finally at around 1.30pm. I remember looking at a clock in recovery saying 5.00? Wow, I was shocked it took so long.... (Will save now. Don't want to loose everything!)
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